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The State of Hand Stitch, New Embroidery by Texas Artists

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 9
UTSA Art Gallery - Main Campus One UTSA Circle, San Antonio San Antonio


"The State of Hand Stitch" is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. This exhibit displays a range of subject matter, scale, approach, and materials, demonstrating the many possibilities of contemporary stitch. (210) 458-4391

Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe: Minding the Gaps

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 13
Ruiz-Healy Art 201-A E. Olmos Dr., San Antonio San Antonio


Although its title might conjure the sights and sounds of crowded London Underground stations, Ruiz-Healy Art’s new exhibition “Minding the Gaps” is not an artistic exploration of railway safety. Rather than addressing the potentially life-threatening distances between subway platforms and train cars, the gaps to be mindful of here are substantially more conceptual in nature. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, form and function, the two-person show examines domesticity, permutation and perception while pairing sculptural works by mixed-media artists Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe. A New Jersey native who earned an MFA from UTSA and has exhibited at Artpace, the McNay and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Cassie works between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and digital media. While his previous bodies of work have taken shape in abstract woodblock prints named after flowers, architectural birdhouses and etchings of spindly Texas trees, Cassie’s recent output falls within the realm of functional ceramics. While not immediately clear from their earthy finishes and organic imperfections, his almost ancient-looking jugs, cups and bottles reference hard-to-define “spaces in between” and the “gaps that distance surface from volume, skin and structure, formal and intuitive systems.” Missouri-born Lowe earned an MFA from Western Michigan University, has shown at the Southwest School of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum and, like Cassie, is an alum of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program. Although perhaps better known for geometric abstractions that fuse elements of photography and fiber art, Lowe also pushes her work into a sculptural realm with curious objects that suggest interventions on furniture or household decor. Whether combining calfskin, vinyl, felt, wood, mirrors or hardware, her three-dimensional pieces often draw inspiration from her family’s history of Midwestern farming. As for the “gaps” in question, they reveal themselves in the context of Lowe’s interest in “the abstraction of farmland as seen from the air” — and specifically the painterly photographs of the Earth captured by NASA’s Landsat satellite. (210) 804-2219

Art to Lunch

Every third Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Ideal for art enthusiasts with tight schedules and/or short attention spans, SAMA’s Art to Lunch series invites guests on a short-and-sweet two-object tour of works they might have overlooked in the galleries. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds or grab a bite from nearby spots like The Luxury or Rosella. (210) 978-81090

Member Preview Party: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Thu., June 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$0-25


Members see it first! An exclusive preview with music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 210.978.8100

Outdoor Film Series: Karate Kid

Thu., June 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Karate Kid' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Annual Kings Feast

Thu., June 20, 7-9 p.m.
Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45-$55

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It's time for the Blue Star Brewing Co.'s Annual King's Feast! Indulge in a 5 course meal accompanied by 5 honorary brews. Each course is prepared with a signature brew to make you feel just like the King or Queen you know you are. Early Bird tickets are limited and will be on sale for $45 online or at the brewery until June 17th, after which tickets will be $55 online or at the door. (210) 212-5506

CMI Summer Concert #3

Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m.
UTSA Buena Vista Theater 501 W. César Chávez Blvd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$29


Concurrent with the Classical Music Institute's 4th Annual Summer Music Education program, the 2019 summer concert series will feature CMI artist faculty in ensemble and chamber orchestra performing works by J.S. Bach, Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Dora Pejacevic, and others. (210) 223-8624

Mark Searcy

Thu., June 20, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sam's Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$45


Mark Searcy comes to Sam's for an evening of great blues. Doors at 7pm. No seating guaranteed – any seating available is on a first come, first served basis. No refunds – all sales are final. All minors will be charged an additional $5 at the doors. 17 & under admitted with a parent or guardian only. (210) 223-2830

Briscoe Western Art Museum Lil’ Partners Summer Program

Thu., June 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Lil Partners Summer Program is designed for children and their caregivers that is inspired by the museum's summer exhibition, Into A New West. The program will include a photo booth and cowboy dress-up session, legos and stop-motion video making, story time, and more. (210) 299-4499

Live At the Library

Thu., June 20, 7-9 p.m.


At the Library will feature the Alternative/R&B group "Idyll Green" at the Patrick Heath library. Please stop by the Library's amphitheater this evening, for a fun and free event. (830) 249-3053

Harlequin OutStander Awards Call for Nominees & Feel Good Day

Through July 31, 12 a.m.-11:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel 112 College St, San Antonio San Antonio

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Harlequin OutStander Awards nominees are sought for the following categories: Person of Positivity (those showing resilience, faith, optimism, overcoming challenges), Harlequin Hometown Hero (women serving and protecting with bravery, inspiring courage and commitment to the collective good), Community Catalyst (advocates, volunteers, contributors who affect positive change for populations at risk or in need), Cultural Champion (those committed to making arts/literacy programs accessible for all), and Millennial Groundbreaker (making waves through philanthropic or entrepreneurial efforts or their active citizenship). Nominate someone at: www.celebratefeelgood.com. San Antonio winners will be honored on Feel Good Day, October 5. Nominations are free and tickets for the event are $199. (416) 840-2732

Summer Doesn't End at Main Event Entertainment!

Through Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Main Event Entertainment 8514 State Hwy 151, San Antonio San Antonio


Looking for things to do this summer? Looking for something FUN? It’s time to level up with the Main Event Summer Season Pass, where you can enjoy the full extent of summer FUN! The Endless Summer Season Pass lets guests enjoy all-you-can-play activities – bowling, billiards, laser tag and gravity ropes – and exclusive discounts, all day, every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for only $60 per guest. It pays for itself in as few as three visits! (*offer available at both San Antonio and Memphis centers). (210) 521-8000

Going Places

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 8
The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$14


The DoSeum’s summer exhibition, Going Places, kids can explore how we drive, float, glide, and zoom. This Stem experience will immerse visitors into the science of getting around over land, sea, air and space. With 17 play-centered exhibits, they will encounter concepts like velocity, gravity, buoyancy, aerodynamics, energy efficiency, space science, carbon footprint and design. (210) 212-4453

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz - Benefitting Local Charities

Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 8
La Cantera Resort & Spa 16641 La Cantera Pkwy., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$30-$40

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Sip on summer-inspired cocktails and enjoy Hill Country views at Topaz, the adults-only infinity pool deck at La Cantera Resort & Spa. The event will benefit the SA Zoo, Viola's Huge Heart, SA Food Bank, and much more. (210) 558-6500

Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing, 12-11:30 p.m.
River Walk 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$45

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The Brews & Clues San Antonio tour is a 3 mile walking experience that takes about 4 hours to complete. Guests will be able to explore the beautiful city of San Antonio while getting a taste of its rich, revolutionary history and having a good time with your friends or family.

Thursday Night Karaoke

Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.
Hurricane Grill & Wings 2611 SE Military Dr #108, San Antonio San Antonio


Rockstarz Shows brings karaoke on the covered patio at the Hurricane Grill & Wings. For more information check out RockstarzShows.com. (210) 333-4329 (FAX); (210)

Thursday Night Karaoke With DJ Pebbles & DJ Noone

Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.
Hurricane Grill & Wings 2611 SE Military Dr #108, San Antonio San Antonio


Rockstarzshows presents karaoke with a screen on the patio showing throwback Thursday music videos. (210) 333-4329

A Course of Love Discussion Group

Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Unity Church of San Antonio 1723 W. Lawndale Dr., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy TicketsFree


A Spiritual discussion group about the writings presented in the combined volumes of 'A Course of Love'. (210) 824-7351

Free Sporcle Live trivia

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Sideliners Grill 15630 Henderson Pass, San Antonio San Antonio


Free live trivia happening every Thursday night at 7pm. Sideliners gift cards are up for grabs! (210) 404-0121

Karaoke Thursdays

Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Stetson Bar 7350 Tezel Rd, San Antonio San Antonio


Right Track Entertainment is hosting a karaoke night at Stetson Bar. (210) 523-5338

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12-$20


Evidenced by the global success of recent films such as Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, among many others, the world is still captivated by the concept of superheroes. While less memorable examples might fall within that formulaic realm the New York Times summed up as “mental popcorn, meant to be rapidly consumed and forgotten,” the box office numbers prove we’re still collectively content to sit and watch statuesque freaks of nature fight off evil forces — even when the takeaway is minimal. Long before the schlock of what’s been dubbed “Hollywood’s Comic Book Age,” Superman and Wonder Woman captured imaginations as defenders of humanity fighting injustices amid the backdrops of the Great Depression and WWII. Introduced in 1938 and 1941, respectively, this iconic, spandex-clad pair inspire myriad incarnations in “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” an exhibition organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and landing at the San Antonio Museum of Art this summer. Although it might conjure visions of comic cons and nerdy fan art, the traveling show digs deep into the cultural significance of both figures — and it isn’t an entirely kid-friendly affair. Curated by Alejo Benedetti, the collection of 70-plus paintings, photographs, videos and installations goes beyond the expected depictions of costumed heroism to explore sexuality, immigration, race, idolatry, desire and the very building blocks that made these characters possible. Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” builds an interpretive timeline in four thematic sections. Encompassing both the reverent and irreverent, the introductory section The Heroes We Know comprises photographer Siri Kaur’s amusing portraits of celebrity impersonators captured in mundane, contemporary contexts, Peter Saul’s playfully surreal painting Superman Versus the Toilet Duck and a provocative yet nostalgic installation by Jim Shaw, The Issue of My Loins, that showcases — and supersizes — Superman’s crotch. Placing the mythical stars in historical context, Origin Stories is reportedly the germinating seed for the entire exhibition. Here, real-life men of steel and women of wonder are presented in etchings of 1930s-era steel workers building the metropolis, photographs of women welding in the Willow Run bomber plant in the 1940s and Norman Rockwell’s 1943 painting of brawny machinist and feminist icon Rosie the Riveter eating a sandwich as the American flag billows in the background. Contrasting God-like power with traces of vulnerability, Glimpsing Humanity places our heroes in unexpected contexts: an alienated Superman reads the paper amid a barren landscape in Llyn Foulkes’ 1991 painting Where Did I Go Wrong and gets lit in Mike Kelley’s 1999 video Superman Recites Selections from “The Bell Jar” and Other Works by Sylvia Plath. Wonder Woman becomes a religious icon in Valetin Popov’s 2009 painting St. Wonder Woman and gets placed In Exile alongside the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite and others in Mary Beth Edelson’s mixed-media painting from 1989. Timely and provocative, the closing section Defender of the Innocent challenges stereotypes of gender and race while importantly reminding that both beloved characters are immigrants (he’s from Krypton, she’s from Themyscira, aka Paradise Island). Sarah Hill addresses the plight of a trans Wonder Woman in the 2014 video They Wonder; late San Antonio artist Mel Casas calls out the lack of diversity in the superhero realm in his painting Humanscape 70 (Comic Whitewash); Superman locks lips with Batman in Rich Simmons’ 2014 mixed-media work Between the Capes; Dulce Pinzón celebrates Mexican immigrants as working-class superheroes in staged photographs; and an installation attributed to the U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) comes complete with a hotline where concerned citizens can report suspicious activity. As host venue, SAMA rises to the heroic occasion with an abundance of complementary programs, including talks with featured artists, weekly gallery talks, workshops, a Superhero Pajama Party (July 26) and outdoor screenings of Black Panther (June 28), Superman: The Movie (July 12), Nacho Libre (July 19), The Incredibles 2 (August 2), Batman (August 6), Wonder Woman (August 9), Birdman (August 16), Lu Over the Wall (August 23) and Superman II (August 30). (210) 978-8100

Ride: The Musical

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through June 22
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Grab that friend of yours who can do an ear-splitting two-finger whistle and hail a taxi to the Overtime Theater’s latest original production — Ride: The Musical. New York City cab driver Stockton spends his days in traffic, living his life in stop-and-go as he scrambles to pay the bills each paycheck, while his daughter Jess longs for a life beyond what can be afforded on their meager means. When a limo driver drops into their lives, the two are faced with a choice: “Will they continue life as they know it, or will they shift gears and change their lives forever?” Written by Rachel Roth and Dan Timoskevich, the production features Robert Moritz as Stockton and Arnie Rose as Jess. It’s directed by Nicole Erwin. (210) 557-7562

Sam Ash Music's Memories with Melodies to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association

Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.
Sam Ash Music 25 NE Loop 410 #110, San Antonio San Antonio

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Sam Ash Music is planning our 4th Annual "Memories with Melodies" all day concert for the Alzheimer's Association's "The Longest Day". Celebrate the lives of these special families with a day of music, inclusion and love! (210) 530-9777

Majestic's 90th Birthday Bash at Lunch Break on Houston Street

Fri., June 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio


Join the City of San Antonio, Centro San Antonio and the Majestic Theatre for Lunch Break on Houston Street, located in front of the Majestic. The downtown lunchtime event will include live music, food trucks like Pho-U Vietnamese Cuisine and Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco, outdoor games, and prizes. DJ Chacho will be performing from the terrace above the Marquee. The first 90 guests will enjoy a complimentary piece of birthday cake generously provided by Centro San Antonio. This event is free and open to the public. (210) 226-3333

Appreciate Nature and Animals

Fri., June 21, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 1-3 p.m.
Sherman Animal Care Complex 137 Earl Street, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$25


Students will gain a deeper understanding, compassion and respect for Nature and wildlife. Workshop attendees will create a bird feeder made from recycled materials and a wildlife painting. (210) 819-6058

5th Annual International Day of Yoga

Fri., June 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


Join the city celebrating with 175 countries around the world! There will be a master yoga class with 6 different local teachers, recognition of teachers, and festival of colors (throwing of chalk) with hundreds along the historic banks of the San Antonio River. There are also over 100 different free yoga classes 6/20-6/23, see http://www.idoyogasa.org/ for a listing. (830) 534-9683

Pizza Italia Beer Week

Fri., June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Pizza Italia 3023 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio San Antonio


Join Pizza Italia for their 1st Annual Pizza Italia Beer Fest in celebration of San Antonio Beer Week on Friday, June 21st from 6pm-9pm! There will be six breweries taking over the taps including: BAKFISH Brewing Company, Texas Beer Company, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Save The World Brewing Co., Community Beer Company and Twisted X Brewing Company. Take advantage of the special: buy a pint and keep the glass (while supplies last)! Additionally, there will be a raffle for the swag from all the breweries throughout the night. (210) 494-8646

Fifth International Day of Yoga celebration in San Antonio

Fri., June 21, 6 p.m.
Rivercenter Mall 849 E. Commerce, San Antonio San Antonio


The Consulate General of India announces five major events across Texas in celebration of the Fifth International Day of Yoga, including one in San Antonio. This event will bring together people in San Antonio to learn and practice yoga, meditation and more, and will take place at Rivercenter Mall on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. For more information on the events and to RSVP, see http://yogadayoftexas.org/. (210) 225-0000

Don’t Count The Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking | Cookbook Plática & Food Demo with Chef Adán Medrano

Fri., June 21, 7 p.m.
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio San Antonio

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Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for a plática and cooking demo with Chef & food writer Adán Medrano! “Don’t Count the Tortillas: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking” is his latest cookbook that offers over 100 kitchen-tested recipes, including newly created dishes! The event will include a brief reading from part of the book, a cooking demo of recipes from the book that will include a plática about the context and history of each recipe and how it connects to the Mexican American community. The demo will be interactive, with audience questions and comments! (210) 228-0201

Bellydancers

Fri., June 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
The Roadhouse Saloon 6159 FM 78, San Antonio San Antonio


The Roadhouse Salon will have belly dancers on their dance floor. The event will also have drink specials for ladies and more. (210) 815-8958

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